What’s In A Candidate’s Commute?

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One of the perks of working on a recruiting floor is hearing various stories about candidates, hiring managers, and all the hiccups and successes in the hiring process. It’s also a great opportunity to ask for advice from coworkers when I have the chance to dip my own toes into the recruiting process. As a […]

2018 Recruiter Intentions, Not Resolutions.

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And just like that another year has come and gone. With 2018 fresh on the page, many take to paper their new year resolutions. Most resolutions often include personal and sometimes professional resolutions. The thing is with resolutions, they often feel short or are never achieved. When these goals are reached, you often feel self-doubt […]

The 2018 Resolution for Top Recruiters

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The time of year we have all been waiting for (AKA dreading) is upon us, and we ALL know what that means. It’s time to declare the 2018 resolutions that we will be “committing” to starting January 1st. Those quotation marks? Not a typo – we are just being realistic here. Saying sayonara to less […]

Making Your Network Stronger Is All About Doing the Little Things

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Hey superstar recruiters, I see you making placement after placement, and this one’s for you. You’ve got it all, and you’re on top of the world. You get a req, hunt for and sweet talk the perfect candidate, show the hiring manager what’s so great about them, crush the placement and move along to the […]

How To Make The Recruiter Nice List

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It’s no secret that this festive time of year is BIG for talent acquisition pros. Candidates are using this holiday break downtime to scour job boards, reassess yearly goals and agree to new opportunities. You might be asking: How can recruiters get in on this seasonal spike in candidate activity? With a little help from […]

Group Interviews: A Good Way to Weed Out the Weak or a Cheap Way to Make Candidates Sweat?

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When I applied for my first job during college, I stopped by the retail store I was hoping to gain a position at to pick up a paper application (dating myself a bit there), filled it out in the mall food court, and, to my delight, got a call back within a day of dropping […]

Hiring Horror Stories Part II: Talent Tricks & Treats

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Happy Halloween to all of our talent industry ghosts and gurus! We hope you are ready for our next batch of spooktacular hiring horror stories because we are going straight for the sweet spot: candidate tricks and treats. So grab your favorite Halloween candy – *cough cough* Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – and dive into some […]

Four Tips on Preparing Your Candidates for the Holiday Season

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BOO! Christmas is coming and the turkey is getting fat! With the end of the year approaching quickly and the holidays coming faster than the speed of light, things for recruiters are about to pick up. Hiring managers are going to be putting the pressure on recruiters to fill their jobs before they vanish into […]

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

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Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due client changing the specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because… they’re not going […]

Hiring Horror Stories: Come In Costume

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When the clock struck midnight on September 22nd, swimsuits transformed into sweaters, glittering fireflies became screeching bats, and every latte suddenly tasted like pumpkin. I’m just saying maybe Cinderella didn’t really leave the glass slipper behind at the ball – but instead traded it in for a sensible seasonal boot. At Kinetix, we love these […]